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BYU hosts "Families Under Fire" conference Oct. 4-5

To feature experts in the fields of counseling, therapy and family issues

Brigham Young University's Division of Continuing Education and School of Family Life will host the fourth annual "Families Under Fire" conference Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4-5.

The conference will convene at the BYU Conference Center at 770 E. University Parkway. Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The theme for this year's conference will be "I will not leave you comfortless" (John 14:18).

Elder Alexander B. Morrison, general authority emeritus of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will deliver the opening address on mental illness and families.

Richard and Linda Eyre, who have appeared on a variety of media programs including "Oprah," the "CBS Early Show" and BYU-Television and have written a New York Times best seller, will discuss how and why the family must be kept as the basic unit of society.

The conference will also feature experts in the fields of counseling, therapy and family issues. A few of the topics that will be addressed include same-sex attraction, abuse, pornography, depression, youth rebellion, suicide, addictions and single-parenting challenges.

Registration will be available onsite at the Conference Center, and preregistration is available through the Web site, http://ce.byu.edu/cw/fuf/index.htm or by telephone, (801) 422-4853. Registration is $70 per individual or $105 per couple. Registration for school credit is $150 per individual.

For a complete listing of topics, speakers and times, call (801) 422-4853 or visit the Web site at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/fuf/index.htm.

Writer: Devin Knighton

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